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Energy efficiency, high priority?

Should energy efficiency be the biggest infrastructure priority in the UK? That’s certainly the argument recently put forward by two different bodies. First to make the call was the UK Green Building Council , describing the need to further stimulate the energy efficiency market, calling it "as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/03/2014 - 08:45

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2014: An important year for energy saving

David Hall is Executive Director of social enterprise, Behaviour Change . In this blog he outlines three key reasons why this year is likely to be significant for energy saving. After Labour’s price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy issues were rarely out of the...

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Making hard to treat an easier job

Tackling ‘hard to treat’ homes is a major part of the UK’s more energy efficient future. Solid wall insulation is in turn a major part of this. With and without financial support through the government’s ECO scheme , town halls are increasingly getting involved in insulating solid-walled stock...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 20/01/2014 - 08:45

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High-profile retrofits pave the way forward

Retrofit has been the subject of many recent news stories. The BBC highlighted the Non Domestic Retrofit of the Year, Waltham Forest College – an award-winner for a reason. Solid wall insulation, new cladding to the exterior of the building and a heat exchanger for the swimming pool have seen...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:45

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Materials for a low-carbon future

“It’s all glass and metal”: a common criticism of modern architecture. But in whatever form they appear in aesthetically, material choices are going to play a big role in determining just how low-carbon the coming years will be – and those two will certainly have a part to play. First up, aluminium...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 06/01/2014 - 08:45

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Retrofit, data sets and the inventor of the internet

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the internet to Energy Saving Trust may not seem like the most obvious leap – but it is one we can rightly claim, albeit via one of our closest links. We’re a fairly small organisation, so we sometimes require outside expertise. Zero carbon data specialists...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/12/2013 - 08:45

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Putting product energy saving claims to the test

At a time of increased awareness towards sustainability issues and rising energy bills, more and more people are starting to factor the energy saving capabilities of products into their purchasing decisions. In fact Energy Saving Trust figures indicate that the UK alone could save nearly £970...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00

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Energy efficiency reports fuel debate

Old arguments rage on concerning a low-carbon future: energy bill levies versus direct taxation, government versus private infrastructure investment, the continuing role of fossil fuels in the mix and how to mitigate their carbon emissions. But the case for energy efficiency has never been stronger...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 04/11/2013 - 08:45

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Military might may help grow green technology

There is wide consensus that the institutions which consume the most energy, and have the biggest research and development budgets, should be taking the biggest leaps towards efficiency, self-reliance, and using less barrels of the black stuff. Take the US military, which was using an incredible...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/10/2013 - 08:45

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Five years to an energy crisis?

Our poll of over 2,000 households conducted for Energy Saving Week saw 26 per cent state they’re worried the UK won’t be able to meet its energy needs by 2018. Stark figures to launch the week, it’d be fair to say, but it’s certainly a call to action. Where our energy supply is concerned, a number...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/10/2013 - 08:45

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